Dostoevsky's The Double
An Anxious government clerk meets a strange lookalike who is daring, romantic, and brash – a success at everything the clerk fumbles. Is it really his double, or could he just be paranoid? An ingenious Molotov comedy cocktail filled with laughter, obsession, and original live music, this Dora Mavor Moore Award-winning dark satire features the dazzling prose of Dostoëvsky, over-the-top physical comedy, and outrageously entertaining performances by a brilliant cast of three.
An outlandish riff on the eternal search for personal identity and social status, The Double will make you cringe with compassion… as you double over with laughter.
The Double has been nominated for 7 Dora Mavor Moore Awards, including Outstanding Direction, Ensemble and Musical Score. It won for Outstanding Lighting Design. It was remounted at Tarragon Theatre, toured across Ontario including a sold out run at the National Arts Centre in May 2015. In 2015/16 we will be touring to Victoria, BC and Hudson, QC.
Directed by Adam Paolozza
Created and Performed by Adam Paolozza,
Arif Mirabdolbaghi & Viktor Lukawski
Music by Arif Mirabdolbaghi
Set Design Ken Mackenzie
Light Design André Du Toit
Sound Design Charles Ketchabaw
Associate Director Lisa Marie DiLiberto
Creative Collaborator Norah Sadava
Photos Lacey Creighton